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Do Too Many or Too Few Students from Poverty Get a Special Ed Label?

Do you have evidence for or believe that students living in poverty (with cognitive impact) are identified as needing specialized instruction and supports – therefore special education services?  Or do you believe that these students are over-identified as needing special education services and do not require them and unnecessarily receive an educational label.

What Do You Mean by “Cognitive Capacity?”

A webinar hosted by EdWeb was provocatively titled, “4 Lies the System Teaches School Leaders about Struggling Readers.”  The first “lie,” according to the presenter is that struggling readers have a lower cognitive capacity than typical readers.  Is that a lie?  Well, whether or not this is a lie depends on what you mean by cognitive capacity. 

Mind the Cognitive Gap

The phrase “Mind the Gap” refers to the gap between the train door and the station platform, particularly on the London underground system.  It reminds passengers to be careful when

Is Cognitive Capacity the Civil Rights Issue of Today?

Unless all students are able to develop the cognitive foundation for learning, then only some will have what it takes to fully access and derive value from their education. This is an issue of access much like other access issues in our society. It may be that the cognitive capacity gap is the civil rights issue of our day.